28 November 2009

Japanese Nail Art - More is more?

Technically advanced nailart has been extremely popular in Japan since the mid nineties. More or less all women do something with their nails, some a bit to the extreme. Fake nails for 3 year olds are sold at department stores and every year a nailart festival is held in Osaka. The popularity is now spreading and Japanese nailart-salons is opening all over the US. So when is it coming here? Or does it clash too much with the Swedish less is more motto?

My question is What do all these girls wearing those nail DO all day? When I had mine very short UV-gel nails i could barely use my cellphone.

The always creative Japanese technology industry have however come up with many ideas solving problems like this. They have for instance developed a can opener especially made for people with extensions as well as there are golf gloves that have space for the nail extensions to come out in the front.

Photos via japanvisitor.blogspot.com, friendfeed.com,defyingmainstream.com/.

27 November 2009

I ❤ Edie Sedgwick

Edie Sedgwick,(1943-1971) legendary actress, artist and model active in the New York underground sceen during the mid to late sixties.

She starred in many of Andy Warhols films and it's said that she was the inspiration for Lou Reed and Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale" as well as the Dylansongs "Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat" and "Just Like a woman".

I love her style!

Photos via www.obit-mag.com, karlamm.wordpress.com, frillr.com, thewitcontinuum.files.wordpress.com,www.art.com

Midi Maxi Efti - Style

The Swedish onehitwonder-group Midi Maxi Efti, mostly known for Bad Bad Boys from 1991, always accessorized perfectly.

The song takes me right back to when I was 11 years old on my way to dancepractice after school.

Photos via www.story.se, en.video.sympatico.ca

Zaha Hadid vs. Verner Panton

Photos via www.yankodesign.com, www.architetturaedesign.it,davidreport.com, designmuseum.org, www.johncoulthart.com, moderninterior.com

United Nude, founded in 2003 by Rem D Koolhaas and Galahad Clark

As written on their webpage www.unitednude.com "The story of United Nude begins with a broken heart. Rem's attempt to get the girl back was made by downsizing architecture to its smallest and most vulnerable scale, that of a woman's foot."

United nude was created and since then the designduo has established themselves at the intersection between design and fashion.

Photos via unitednude.com

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Milliken Gallery, Stockholm 26 nov - Do they love their children too?

Lisi Raskin- It's All Good and Love, Love, Love

I like these two alot and they are created out of really small pieces of wood.